Definitions for Apprenticeship

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ap•pren•ticeəˈprɛn tɪs(n.; v.)-ticed, -tic•ing.

  1. (n.)a person who works for another in order to learn a trade:

    an apprentice to a plumber.

  2. a person legally bound through indenture to a master craftsman in order to learn a trade.

    Category: Western History

  3. learner; novice.

  4. (v.t.)to bind to or place with an employer, master craftsman, or the like, for instruction in a trade.

    Category: Western History

  5. (v.i.)to serve as an apprentice.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

Origin of apprentice:

1300–50; < AF, OF ap(p)rentiz < VL *apprendit(us), for L apprehēnsus, ptp. of apprehendere to apprehend

ap•pren′tice•ship`(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. apprenticeship(noun)

    the position of apprentice

Wiktionary

  1. apprenticeship(Noun)

    the condition of, or the time served by, an apprentice

  2. apprenticeship(Noun)

    the system by which a person learning a craft or trade is instructed by a master for a set time under set conditions

Webster Dictionary

  1. Apprenticeship(noun)

    the service or condition of an apprentice; the state in which a person is gaining instruction in a trade or art, under legal agreement

  2. Apprenticeship(noun)

    the time an apprentice is serving (sometimes seven years, as from the age of fourteen to twenty-one)

Freebase

  1. Apprenticeship

    Apprenticeship is a system of training a new generation of practitioners of a structured competency a basic set of skills. Apprenticeships ranged from craft occupations or trades to those seeking a professional license to practice in a regulated profession. Apprentices or protégés build their careers from apprenticeships. Most of their training is done while working for an employer who helps the apprentices learn their trade or profession, in exchange for their continuing labor for an agreed period after they have achieved measurable competencies. For more advanced apprenticeships, theoretical education was also involved, with jobs and farming over a period of 4–6 years. To be successful, the individual must have perseverance, ambition, and initiative. Like a college education, the successful completion of an apprenticeship term does not come easily, but is the result of hard work on the part of the apprentice. In practically every skilled occupation, more than fundamental knowledge of arithmetic is essential. The ability to read, write and speak well is beneficial in any walk of life, but in some apprenticeship occupations it is more important than in others.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

apprenticeship(noun)

the state of being, or the time during which a person is, an apprentice

He is serving his apprenticeship as a mechanic.

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